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Major General Mamdouh Shahin, member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, on Wednesday said the junta will not back down from the supplement to the Constitutional Declaration that certain political forces want to annul.
“Nor will we give in to demonstrators in Tahrir Square,” he added.
“President-elect Mohamed Morsy will take the oath of office at the Supreme Constitutional Court,” Shahin said. “And the military council is preparing for the ceremony to hand over power to him.”
Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan said protests in the square will continue until the declaration is canceled and Parliament reinstated, and other group leaders said they reject Morsy being sworn in at the Supreme Constitutional Court because this would be an acceptance of the supplement to the Constitutional Declaration. Ghozlan added that negotiations are ongoing in search of a political solution to this problem.
“The president must be sworn in at Parliament,” said Osama Yassin, former head of the dissolved Parliament’s Youth Committee.